How To Get Windows Desktop Gadgets In Windows 8

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Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets is a freeware which lets you add the Windows classic desktop gadgets, like: Calendar, Clock, Weather, etc. to your Windows 8 Desktop quite easily.

The classic desktop gadgets are not available in Windows 8. However, you can even use Windows 8 Clock app, Calendar app, etc to show time, date, etc directly on the Windows 8 Start Screen.

I personally don’t miss those desktop gadgets, but many people miss those gadgets. To get back those gadgets, you can use Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets freeware.

Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets

Adding Windows Desktop gadgets In Windows 8:

You can get Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets freeware from publisher by using the link given at the end of this review.

While installing this Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets freeware, it will ask you to choose one language as per your preference.

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After installing close the setup. You will get 8 different gadgets as in previous version of Windows: Calendar, Currency, Clock, Feed Headlines, CPU Meter, Slide Show, Picture Puzzle, and Weather.

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You can add these gadgets to the Windows 8 Desktop, as you used to do in previous versions of Windows. To add, either double click on the particular gadget, or drag and drop it on the Desktop. You can then reposition the gadget by moving it anywhere on the Windows 8 Desktop.

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This freeware even lets you download different gadgets online and then you can add them to the desktop as well.

To download gadgets, click on a link that says “Get more gadgets online”. It will redirect you to the gadgetsrevived, from where you can download various games, clocks, calendars, utility gadgets, etc., and add them to the desktop.

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Also try 8GadgetPack for Windows 8.


Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets is an elegant app to add various Windows classic gadgets to the Windows 8 Desktop. It has 8 different basic gadgets and you can add more. If you are missing the classic Windows Desktop gadgets, then you will definitely find this freeware to be useful.

Get Windows 8 Desktop Gadgets here.

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